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'''Tom Choi''' (born in [[Daegu]], [[South Korea]]) is a Korean-American actor best known for ''[[Teen Wolf (2011 TV series)|Teen Wolf]]'' and ''[[Mortal Kombat]]''.
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'''Tom Choi''' (born in [[Daegu]], [[South Korea]]) is a Korean-American actor best known for ''[[Teen Wolf (2011 TV series)|Teen Wolf]]'' and he is also known for his voice work on the ''[[Mortal Kombat]]'' video games. He has acted in numerous movies and television programs. Choi is also a producer, director, and writer. Tom Choi wrote the screenplay and starred in the award-winning short film: Lone Hunter.
  
 
== Early life ==
 
== Early life ==
Choi was born in [[Daegu|Daegu, South Korea]] and moved to [[Des Moines, Iowa]] when he was four years old.<ref>{{Cite news|url=http://asiansonfilm.com/tom-choi-interview/|title=Tom Choi Interview – Asians on Film|date=4 January 2016|work=Asians on Film|access-date=2017-06-28|language=en-US}}</ref> After graduating high school, Choi moved to [[Seattle|Seattle, Washington]], where he graduated from the [[University of Washington]] with a bachelor's degree in Drama. He then moved to Los Angeles and continued acting in film, television, and commercials. He attended the [[Los Angeles Community College District|LACC School of Cinema and Television]] and now produces, directs, and writes in addition to acting.<ref>{{Cite news|url=http://strawberryfestival.org/tom-choi/|title=Tom Choi|work=Strawberry Festival|access-date=2017-06-28|language=en-US}}</ref>
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Choi was born in [[Daegu|Daegu, South Korea]] and moved to [[Des Moines, Iowa]] when he was four years old.<ref>{{Cite news|url=http://asiansonfilm.com/tom-choi-interview/|title=Tom Choi Interview – Asians on Film|date=4 January 2016|work=Asians on Film|access-date=2017-06-28|language=en-US}}</ref> After graduating high school, Choi moved to [[Seattle|Seattle, Washington]], where he graduated from the [[University of Washington]] with a bachelor's degree in Drama. He then moved to Los Angeles and continued acting in film, television, and commercials. He attended the [[Los Angeles Community College District|LACC School of Cinema and Television]] and now produces, directs, and writes in addition to acting.<ref name="Strawberry"/>
  
 
== Career ==
 
== Career ==
 
Choi began working in film and television in 1998. He has made appearances in multiple blockbuster films and network television shows, and is best known for his roles as Ken Yukimura in ''[[Teen Wolf (2011 TV series)|Teen Wolf]]'' and [[Liu Kang]] in the ''[[Mortal Kombat]]'' series.<ref>{{Cite web|url=http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Tom-Choi/|title=Tom Choi|website=Behind The Voice Actors|access-date=2017-06-28}}</ref>
 
Choi began working in film and television in 1998. He has made appearances in multiple blockbuster films and network television shows, and is best known for his roles as Ken Yukimura in ''[[Teen Wolf (2011 TV series)|Teen Wolf]]'' and [[Liu Kang]] in the ''[[Mortal Kombat]]'' series.<ref>{{Cite web|url=http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Tom-Choi/|title=Tom Choi|website=Behind The Voice Actors|access-date=2017-06-28}}</ref>
  
He is the founder, president, producer and director of the independent production company Tension Films.<ref>{{Cite web|url=http://www.tensionfilms.com/about.html|title=About|website=TensionFilms.com|access-date=2017-06-28}}</ref> Choi also serves as a local board member for SAG-AFTRA in Los Angeles.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.sagaftra.org/files/sag-aftra_2015_la_local_results.pdf|title=SAG AFTRA LA Local Results|last=|first=|date=|website=|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|access-date=}}</ref>
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He is the founder, president, producer and director of the independent production company Tension Films.<ref>{{Cite web|url=http://www.tensionfilms.com/about.html|title=About|website=TensionFilms.com|access-date=2017-06-28}}</ref> Choi also serves as a local board member for SAG-AFTRA in Los Angeles.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.sagaftra.org/files/sag-aftra_2015_la_local_results.pdf|title=SAG AFTRA LA Local Results|last=|first=|date=|website=|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|access-date=}}</ref>
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===As a filmmaker and writer===
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He made a short film called Singularity in 2016.<ref>{{cite web |last1=Choi |first1=Tom |title=My short film Singularity just got top 15 finalist! |url=http://tomtchoi.com/news-blog/my-short-film-singularity-just-got-top-15-finalist |website=tomtchoi |publisher=Tomtchoi |accessdate=19 June 2019}}</ref>
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Choi has claimed there are not many film and television roles for Asian Americans. Tom Choi wrote the screenplay for Lone Hunter, and then starred in the short film.<ref>{{cite web |title=Award winning short film Lone Hunter about racism and gun violence to premiere on Vimeo |url=https://www.prlog.org/12644929-award-winning-short-film-lone-hunter-about-racism-and-gun-violence-to-premiere-on-vimeo.html |website=prlog |publisher=PRLog |accessdate=19 June 2019}}</ref>
  
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Choi also has a web site called [http://tensionfilms.com/index.html Tension Films] to feature his work as a filmmaker and writer.
 
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Tom Choi
Born Tom T. Choi
Daegu, South Korea
Alma mater University of Washington
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Spouse(s) (Fiancé) Jill Renninger[1]
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Tom Choi (born in Daegu, South Korea) is a Korean-American actor best known for Teen Wolf and he is also known for his voice work on the Mortal Kombat video games. He has acted in numerous movies and television programs. Choi is also a producer, director, and writer. Tom Choi wrote the screenplay and starred in the award-winning short film: Lone Hunter.

Early life

Choi was born in Daegu, South Korea and moved to Des Moines, Iowa when he was four years old.[2] After graduating high school, Choi moved to Seattle, Washington, where he graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in Drama. He then moved to Los Angeles and continued acting in film, television, and commercials. He attended the LACC School of Cinema and Television and now produces, directs, and writes in addition to acting.[1]

Career

Choi began working in film and television in 1998. He has made appearances in multiple blockbuster films and network television shows, and is best known for his roles as Ken Yukimura in Teen Wolf and Liu Kang in the Mortal Kombat series.[3]

He is the founder, president, producer and director of the independent production company Tension Films.[4] Choi also serves as a local board member for SAG-AFTRA in Los Angeles.[5]

As a filmmaker and writer

He made a short film called Singularity in 2016.[6]

Choi has claimed there are not many film and television roles for Asian Americans. Tom Choi wrote the screenplay for Lone Hunter, and then starred in the short film.[7]

Choi also has a web site called Tension Films to feature his work as a filmmaker and writer.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Nowheresville Young (The Waiter)
2002 Minority Report Payment – Agent No. 2
2004 The Plight of Clownana Actor Short Film
2006 The Adventures of Big Handsome Guy and His Little Friend Guy in Crowd TV Movie
2007 The Gene Generation Dad
2008 Starlight Mints Brett Short Film
Trauma Doctor, director, writer, producer Short Film
2009 Operating Instructions Reporter TV Movie
Un-Broke: What You Need To Know About Money Real Estate Agent TV Movie
Road to the Altar Ping
2011 Untitled Kari Lizer Project Martin TV Movie
iPhone 4 vs. HTC Evo: Live Action Remake Sales Guy Short Film
Hall Pass Asian Husband
Speaking Meteorically Tom Short Film
2012 Applebaum Pastor Park TV Movie
Surprise Bartender Short Film
God's Country Yakomoto Brother No. 1
Letting Go Executive
2013 Reincarnation of Frank Buddha Short Film
2014 In Your Eyes Male Nurse
2015 Lone Hunter[8] Lee, producer, writer Short Film

Nominated: Best Actor at the Maverick Movie Awards (Tom Choi)

Nominated: Best Actor at the Milledgeville Film Festival (Tom Choi)

Won: Jury Prize for Best Short Film at the Milledgeville Film Festival

2016 April's Way[9] Sung-Min Short Film
Singularity Singularity Device, director, editor, producer, writer Awarded Honorable Mention at Justin Lin's Interpretations Short Films Initiative in the NBCUniversal Short Film Festival
2017 Friend Request Dean Short film
Snatched Colonel
Geostorm Chinese Representative Lee
2018 Truth or Dare[10][11] Officer Han Chang
Beautiful Boy Lecturer

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Pacific Blue Charlie Episode: "Cruz Control"
2004 The Shield Sheriff Episode: "Streaks and Tips"
2005 Grey's Anatomy Fluoroscope Tech Episode: "No Man's Land"
Wanted Paul Shin Episode: "Rubbing One Out"
Las Vegas Mr. Nakamura Episode: "The Real McCoy"
2006 Heist ER Doctor Episode: "Strife"
Vanished A/V Tech Episode: "Pilot"
The Chelsea Handler Show Squiggle Episode: #1.10
Bones FBI Agent Episode: "The Boy In the Shroud"
Criminal Minds Special Agent Nick Casey Episode: "Empty Planet"
2007 CSI: Miami SGT Keller Episode: "No Man's Land"
General Hospital Jim Harlow Episode: #1.11265
Brothers & Sisters Steward Episode: "An American Family"
2007–08 Women's Murder Club Police Officer / Uniformed Officer 3 episodes
2008 Miss Guided Ed the Wheelchair Man Episode: "Homecoming"
Prison Break Feng's Driver 2 episodes
2009 Private Practice Jake Episode: "Acceptance"
Ghost Whisperer Volunteer Episode: "Greek Tragedy"
Lie To Me Groom Episode: "Love Always"
ER Chris Zafares Episode: "Old Times"
24 Agent Park Episode: "Day 7: 2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m."
2010 Leverage Russell Pan Episode: "The Runway Job"
The Forgotten Rufus Episode: "Train Jane"
Sons of Tuscan Father Episode: "Father's Day"
Make It or Break It Jim (a Rock Father) Episode: "All or Nothing"
The Suite Life on Deck Mr. Hashimoto Episode: "Trouble in Tokyo"
Undercovers Xu Chen Episode: "Xerxes"
2011 Chuck Skinny Guard Episode: "Chuck Versus the First Bank of Evil"
Franklin & Bash Coroner Episode: "She Came Upstairs to Kill Me"
Death Valley Male Nurse Episode: "Blood Vessels"
The Closer Tommy Wong Episode: "Silent Partner"
2012 Kickin' It Judge Episode: "New Jack City"
2012–13 Travel Tech Producer, writer, actor, Host 2 episodes
Static Series Regular, writer 3 episodes
2013 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Director Episode: "Dead Air"
Southland Captain Bill Choi Episode: "Hats and Bats"
Switched at Birth Reporter Episode: "Introducing the Miracle"
House of Lies Realtor 2 episodes
A.N.T. Farm Mr. Hashimoto 3 episodes
2013–16 NCIS: Los Angeles LAPD Officer Fong 2 episodes
2014 Days of Our Lives Dr. Chung 2 episodes
The McCarthys Doctor Lee Episode: "Arthur and Marjorie's Night Apart"
2014–16 Teen Wolf Ken Yukimura 21 episodes
2015 NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service Navy Commander Bradley Hall Episode: "Day in Court"
2016 Agent Carter Dr. Chung 2 episodes
JoJoHead Actor Episode: "Bad First Dates"
2017 Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn Sophisticated Guy Episode: "Quad with a Blog"
Hawaii Five-0[12] Brian Hadley Episode: "Ua ho'i ka 'opa i Awalua"
Bizaardvark Dr. Wong 3 episodes
2018 Modern Family Bob Episode: "On the Same Paige"

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Liu Kang (voice)
2011 Mortal Kombat Liu Kang (voice)
2015 Mortal Kombat X Liu Kang (voice)
Batman: Arkham Knight (voice)

Awards

In 2015, Choi was nominated for Best Actor at the Maverick Movie Awards for the Tension Films short film Lone Hunter.[13] In 2017, he was nominated for Best Actor and won the Jury Prize for Best Short Film at the Milledgeville Film Festival for Lone Hunter, shared with John Heinsen and Pascal Leister.[14][15][16][17][18]

In 2016, he received an Honorable Mention at Justin Lin's Interpretations Short Films Initiative in the NBCUniversal Short Film Festival for Singularity. Choi both directed the film and played the leading role.[19]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Tom Choi". Strawberry Festival. https://strawberryfestival.org/tom-choi/. Retrieved 19 June 2019. 
  2. "Tom Choi Interview – Asians on Film" (in en-US). Asians on Film. 4 January 2016. http://asiansonfilm.com/tom-choi-interview/. 
  3. "Tom Choi". http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Tom-Choi/. 
  4. "About". http://www.tensionfilms.com/about.html. 
  5. "SAG AFTRA LA Local Results". https://www.sagaftra.org/files/sag-aftra_2015_la_local_results.pdf. 
  6. Choi, Tom. "My short film Singularity just got top 15 finalist!". Tomtchoi. http://tomtchoi.com/news-blog/my-short-film-singularity-just-got-top-15-finalist. Retrieved 19 June 2019. 
  7. "Award winning short film Lone Hunter about racism and gun violence to premiere on Vimeo". PRLog. https://www.prlog.org/12644929-award-winning-short-film-lone-hunter-about-racism-and-gun-violence-to-premiere-on-vimeo.html. Retrieved 19 June 2019. 
  8. Karpan, Andrew. "A real life case of racism and gun violence in Middle America". Popdust. https://www.popdust.com/lone-hunter-2444181792.html. Retrieved 19 June 2019. 
  9. "'April's Way' Captures Stories of Korean-American Merchants During L.A. Riots" (in en). NBC News. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/aprils-way-captures-stories-korean-american-merchants-during-l-riots-n456016. 
  10. BERNSTEIN, ABBIE. "Movie Review: TRUTH OR DARE". MIDNIGHT PRODUCTIONS, INC.. https://www.assignmentx.com/2018/movie-review-truth-or-dare/. Retrieved 19 June 2019. 
  11. N'Duka, Amanda. "Dick Cheney Biopic Casts Stefania LaVie Owen; Robert Knepper, Armin Amiri Join ‘1st Born’; Tom Choi In ‘Truth Or Dare’". Deadline. https://deadline.com/2017/08/dick-cheney-biopic-stefania-lavie-owen-robert-knepper-armin-amiri-1st-born-tom-choi-truth-or-dare-1202159384/. Retrieved 19 June 2019. 
  12. "Tom Choi". CBS Interactive Inc.. https://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/tom-choi/credits/274758/. Retrieved 19 June 2019. 
  13. "2015". http://www.maverickmovieawards.com/2015.html. 
  14. "Award winning short film Lone Hunter about racism and gun violence to premiere on Vimeo – Press Release – Digital Journal". http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3373477. 
  15. "Lone Hunter is Film Shortage's Pick of The Day" (in en). http://newjersey.news12.com/story/35650099/lone-hunter-is-film-shortages-pick-of-the-day. 
  16. "Milledgeville Film Festival returns for biggest installment yet" (in en). The Union-Recorder. http://www.unionrecorder.com/news/milledgeville-film-festival-returns-for-biggest-installment-yet/article_5e923796-26be-11e7-9dc7-0f6b46520e42.html. 
  17. leister, pascal (24 April 2017), Lone Hunter – Official Trailer, https://vimeo.com/214546576, retrieved 2017-06-28 
  18. "Lone Hunter" (in en). http://www.lonehuntermovie.com. 
  19. "Here are your 2016 Interpretations Short Film Initiative Winners & Honorable Mentions" (in en-US). http://www.yomyomf.com/here-are-your-2016-interpretations-short-film-initiative-winners-honorable-mentions/. 

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